After the internet went swarming with reactions from the post-game interview from Richard Sherman . The NFL decided to hit him with a $7,875 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct during the last minute of the game. According to the NFL site, Sherman reportedly ran over to the San Francisco bench and made a choking gesture towards quarterback Colin Kapernick. After deflecting a pass that was intended for Michael Crabtree in the end zone, the Seattle Seahawks won the game with a score of 23-17 leading them to a spot in the NFL Superbowl taking place in New York City February 2nd.
After the deflection, Sherman ran over and tapped Crabtree on the backside, then held his hand out for a handshake when he was shoved in the face in front of cameras . After the Seattle victory, the post game interview was a mere reflection of an adrenaline filled football player who was asked for his very first reaction to the game win. Of course the comments were somewhat influenced by the small altercation but probably more so from the excitement and happiness that all footballers or athletes in general, have after a game win. Since then the internet has been buzzing with remarks describing the star quarterback as a thug and other adjectives I won’t mention based on the rants from the interview.
Is it really this serious? Immediately after a winning game you expected a player to be completely composed whispering sweet nothings about the victory ?? I mean you would think he threatened to slap your mother, spike your newborn or used a slew of profanity. Now while I am a strong advocate of professionalism, but the man deserves a pass. Perhaps the idea of an African American man graduating with a 3.9 GPA from Stanford University, born and raised in Compton, California who is known to speak articulately and arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the league is a threat to some….specifically the likes of those who work at Fox News. Therefore when he does anything outside of that it’s like the day of the day of the Geechi is coming!!!!
Sherman has made comments on Wednesday stating that his comments after the game on Sunday were “ Misdirected and immature” but that he is not a thug. We believe you Richard.
It sure took a while for the NFL to get that fine out to him huh? The power of media is remarkable.